Computer Forensics Fundamentals will provide:
The course will consist of presentations to explain the concepts of computer forensics as well as demonstrations of proper collections of digital evidence.
This course is designed for anyone with an interest computer forensics to get a taste of the real world of digital forensics examination.
As an introductory course it will consist of presentations, hands on lessons and quizs.
Introduction and layout of the course. What will be taught and how it will be taught
The course introduction giving a working definition of what computer forensics is, the steps of basic computer forensics and ways computers can be used to commit a crime.
Quiz on what was covered in introduction
This lecture covers what hash files are and how they are used in different ways in computer forensics.
This is a lab exercise to the understanding hash files better. You can create your own txt files or download the ones in the lecture extras section.
This lecture covers the hexadecimal numbering system and how it is used in computer forensics.
This is a lab exercise to understand hex editor software and file headers better. Download the 3 supplemental files and follow the instructions in the lab.
Quiz about understanding of hash values and hexadecimal numbers
This lecture covers the physical and logic copies of hardware, slack space and RAM
This lecture covers hardware devices, file systems and operating systems.
Quiz on hardware storage devices, RAM and locations/types of evidence
An overview of the forensics imaging software used to make, mount and explorer forensic images.
Demonstration on how to add evidence to a case
Demonstration of how to mount and image as a drive letter
Over view demonstration of exploring an image
This lesson covers procedures for first responders to a scene collecting evidence.
Quiz on response to a crime scene
Wrap up and recommendations on where to go from here and in the future.
Having advanced degrees in Information Technology and over a decade of experience in the field working with hardware, software, networking and databases. I have a passion for computer forensics because it involved detective skills as well as IT proficiency and the combination is a growing field that keeps getting bigger. My profession certifications in the computer forensics field include AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), EnCase Certified Examiner (ENCE) and Cyber Incident Responder Certificate from the DOD Defense Cyber Crime Center. I bring a diverse experience of IT related topics that i have encountered in my career and paths of study.
In addition to my work in the IT field I also have a diverse background in business, leadership and communications. With interesting in subject matter such as body language and group dynamics, I am able to competently talk about this subject matter with ease. I hope to be adding course on these types of subjects as part of my future endeavors as a Udemy instructor.
Since my childhood I have had the hobby of genealogy. I have traced my family tree through out the United States and Europe. I have combined my fascination with technology and with genealogy to help speed up my research and improve my results. My work in Computer Forensics, finding evidence on a hard drive has assisted with my hobby of finding relatives in my family tree. Both are different forms of detective work that require tracing things back to the origins.